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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 25, 2002 2600
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Confusion reigns for 15 minutes as contact is established with Emmanuel, a musical tribute to Joe Strummer, Emmanuel is in Amsterdam, the Chaos Communication Congress is set to begin in Berlin, the changing technology that allows massive amounts of music to be stored on small devices, Bernie S. is on his way to the airport in a driving snowstorm, the different way Christmas is celebrated in Europe, Jim is missing with the show's theme, Alex talks about Jello Biafra's appearance in Vermont, an...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 18, 2002 2600
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Emmanuel tries to reach a mystery guest, victory in the Elcomsoft case, why going to a jury resulted in a positive outcome, the positive and negative implications of the verdict, Jim discovers the origin of the Homeland Security colors, the Chaos Communication Congress is approaching, Geoff makes travel plans with Bernie S., Emmanuel will be away for the next few weeks for the convention and the Kevin Mitnick Freedom Tour, more attempts to find out the location of Vice President Cheney, more...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 11, 2002 2600
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Positive and negative feedback to last week's show, the frustration of not having any physical evidence, other similar incidents, how it's extremely easy to cover up the facts when such things occur, why it's important to let people judge the facts for themselves, Mike Maginnis chooses not to pursue the case any further, the responses given by the Denver police department, some corrections to the facts, the lack of substantial statements by people who dismiss the story, Dmitri Sklyarov...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 4, 2002 2600
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How sides are uniting against current trends, a listener writes in with an experience of harassment in Denver while Dick Cheney was in town, a chronology of events, Mike Maginnis tells his story, intimidation tactics, how the story can be verified, a call to publicize the whereabouts of the vice president, the possibility of this being a bias crime, how existing laws make such actions possible, the CIA announces their intention to kill suspected terrorists in foreign countries, a listener's...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 27, 2002 2600
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A track from the Illegal Art Show featuring Dan Rather, some telling words from John Ashcroft, the biggest reshuffling of the federal government in 55 years, 2600's Homeland Security Holiday Specials, the danger of getting used to the way things are, talk of satellite TV and radio, the negative aspects of XM and Sirius, disabling pop-ups, a connection between IAO and a secret group named Golden Dawn, ways terrorists are tracked, a Canadian official calls Bush a moron, a review of a Canadian TV...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 20, 2002 2600
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Dead air, Emmanuel's CD is held captive by the CD player, Jim spends time in jail, Mike has a new website but won't say what's on it, the strange TIA logo, a list of terrorist suspects winds up in public hands, Emmanuel has another bad experience on a train, a William Safire piece on Total Information Awareness, new potential penalties for hackers, surgically implanted tags in pedophiles, a secretive appeals court makes a ruling, results of a GSM experiment, a case involving the name of Bill...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 13, 2002 2600
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A malfunctioning button, Jim is missing, Emmanuel ponders the subways, Geoff spends the day battling traffic, the beginning of the Illegal Art Show at CBGB's 313 Gallery, the dwindling number of people who listen to radio in their homes, Emmanuel's problem receiving shortwave in his car, Emmanuel has to give another deposition related to DeCSS, an appeal to save student station WCWP from NPR, the importance of college radio, the Homeland Security Act will make it easier for ISPs to disclose...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 6, 2002 2600
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Another long period of time has passed between shows, introducing people who are at the show, a story of more confusion at WBAI concerning preemptions, Jim gives an update on his case, an appeal for a lawyer, the aftermath of Election Day, the weirdness of having Republicans controlling everything, Emmanuel tells of his experiences at the polls, suspicion that library computers are being bugged by the FBI, Chinese authorities take action to block certain sites, Emmanuel appears in "Grand...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 16, 2002 2600
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Kevin Mitnick is in the studio on the eve of a book tour, what media training is, the many media outlets Kevin has appeared on recently, the amount of time that has gone by since Kevin has actually been free, Kevin won't be allowed to tell his story for another seven years, Kevin tells why he ran in 1993, why he pleaded guilty, the many different social engineering techniques outlined in Kevin's new book ("The Art of Deception"), how Kevin became a victim of identity theft, the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 9, 2002 2600
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The fundraiser is postponed due to the war hearings, Kevin Mitnick will be on next week, more on the upcoming eleven digit dialing plan in New York, some new and stupid features from T-Mobile, why Emmanuel probably won't be with Sprint PCS much longer, the frustration of DSL service going down, some retail stores will soon require fingerprints from their customers, a high price for a 2600-related domain name, a lawyer offers to start a 2600-related cybersquatting lawsuit, a new way record...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 2, 2002 2600
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The news runs late again, more on Metrocard fraud, a story about the RIAA discovering that music can be played over the radio, questions about BBC World, the Chaos Computer Club puts a graphical display on a building in Paris, Tim from the CCC explains the project, how people can submit artwork, 2600 currently being displayed on the building, the upcoming Chaos Communication Congress, listener feedback on "Freedom Downtime," fundraising to begin next week, the threat of building...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 25, 2002 2600
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Kevin Mitnick will be live in the studio on October 16, the color code for the nation changes back to yellow, the absurdity of the color system, the FCC is set to relax more restrictions for large owners, an update on raisethefist.com, the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA), the case of a mother caught abusing her child on a parking lot video camera, a debate over strict enforcement of speed limits, a parallel between public restrooms and public bandwidth, Voicestream is now T-Mobile,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 18, 2002 2600
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The show was preempted for the last two weeks, why this was especially frustrating, listener feedback on the preemptions, how airtime isn't being shared fairly at the station, why moving to the Internet isn't the answer, the color code for the nation changes to orange, speculation as to whether there was previous knowledge about the World Trade Center attacks, Emmanuel's experience on the first train to the rebuilt stations, Metrocard tampering is now considered forgery, information on the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 28, 2002 2600
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Uncertainty as to the schedule over the next couple of weeks, the importance of doing a show on September 11, Ken Gale reminisces about what it was like a year ago, an article on the DeCSS case in the current edition of Playboy, why some magazines come out far in advance of their published dates, a company fights back against threats from the RIAA, commercials designed to "cherish freedom" airing on CNN, Jim's experience trying to use a computer anonymously in a library, regulations...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 21, 2002 2600
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Emmanuel doesn't make it to St. Pierre after all, Canada's strange policy that bars entry to people who were arrested in the past, what is required to get around this, issues of illegal immigration, high tech is used to keep Moroccans out of Spain, monitoring brain waves, major record labels sue major providers over access to a Chinese music site, Mike gets threatened for using the word "anonymizer," clarification on the Sprint PCS charge for talking to human operators, a college...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 14, 2002 2600
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Still getting used to the new timeslot, Mike has a successful Amtrak experience, Emmanuel will be on the French islands off Canada again next week, the Neverlost system on rental cars and how it can malfunction, how receiving Canadian TV enables people to learn more about specific regions, a sex offender list in California, new speaking cameras in Watts, Jim reveals why Seraf was harassed for trying to take pictures under the Brooklyn Bridge, the hypocrisy of barricades being built around...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 7, 2002 2600
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A minithon show, more encouragement for listeners to report suspicious activity, the worrying changes that have been taking place on Wall Street, the coming of digital television, the broadcast flag mandate, more on the Berman bill legalizing attacks on computers by the MPAA and RIAA, why the minithon is important, how people are virtually asking for bad legislation, the danger of allowing governments to do too much, the uniform blandness of radio stations, Seraf is warned not to take pictures...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 31, 2002 2600
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How everyone can participate in the new Operation TIPS program, a list of local citizen corps groups, suspicious activities on Wall Street, more on the dangers of supermarkets monitoring their customers' buying habits, more on "Babylon 5" parallels to real life events, an online debate with the author, a congressman supports giving the MPAA and RIAA broad new powers to attack computers of people suspected of piracy, Emmanuel reports Jim for suspicious statements, Yale accuses...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 24, 2002 2600
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An invitation for pictures and feedback from H2K2, Kevin Mitnick's true freedom day is less than six months away, Jim reports on an article from Time Out New York on the conference, feedback on the conference from attendees, more on female presence at H2K2, a reading of a memo concerning the social engineering panel, a ruling against anti-abortion websites, searching for Bin Laden on the net, Al Qaeda accused of hiding messages via steganography, the beginning of Operation TIPS, the parallel of...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 17, 2002 2600
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The aftermath of the H2K2 conference, Greg Newby gives an overview of the various activities, review of The Mentor's talk, trying to reach Lazlow, a look at some press reports, how a BBC report was corrected, Lucky225 tells how social engineering was used to get inside information about AT&T, what happened during the social engineering panel, problems caused by AT&T, Bernie S. talks about the various hassles with the phone company, the effectiveness of Aaron McGruder's keynote address,...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 10, 2002 2600
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The final show before the H2K2 conference, Cheshire Catalyst reminisces about the registration desk at the first HOPE conference, Emmanuel and Ben reveal how the original name was conceived, Barry the Key talks about an adventure in his airplane to the States, Porkchop talks about the crazy building situation downstairs, Bernie S. talks about the monumental adventure with FedEx trying to get the registration badges delivered, Emmanuel's experience with a maxed out credit card that almost led to...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 3, 2002 2600
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A different version of the theme, H2K2 draws closer, Rop reports on the Ruckus camp, over 70 panels are scheduled for H2K2, memories of the first HOPE conference, inspiration from the Dutch, trying to come up with a name for the 2005 Dutch conference, the annual Reagan deathwatch, paranoia over terrorism in the United States, update on the alert system, New York City changes its color independently, the end of the World Cup and how American TV coverage differed from the rest of the world, the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 26, 2002 2600
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The show was preempted last week, bad news concerning Internet broadcasting, identifying the Librarian of Congress, what the new fee structure could mean to "Off The Hook" and typical stations, how it's going to be impossible to monitor all the listeners, the panels for H2K2 are announced, preregistration for the conference is closing, more on retro-computing, the Canadian military and RCMP are given permission to jam phone signals during the G8 summit and the Pope's visit, the FBI...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 12, 2002 2600
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Emmanuel is late for the first show in the new timeslot, the problems getting to the station during rush hour, a remix of the theme, the recording people now hear when using coins at some payphones, Verizon lowers its rates back down to 25 cents at payphones, the prospect of ten digit dialing, Sprint PCS now charges a fee to have a human process a payment over the phone, Emmanuel's run-in with Sprint PCS billing, the United States Army website links to a violent video game, the password to an...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 4, 2002 2600
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A flurry of program changes affects "Off The Hook," "Nuff Said" is canceled altogether, October 3, 1995 was the first show in the current timeslot, the new slot will be Wednesdays at 7 pm, the lack of communication at the station regarding the new schedule, Emmanuel explains why he turned down the 5 pm drive time slot, Max tells when "Old Time Radio" will be on, Emmanuel confesses his fascination with the World Cup Finals, the speaker list for H2K2 is announced,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 28, 2002 2600
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More than $5000 was raised last week, an update on premiums, a speaker list for H2K2 is imminent, one listener who will be going to tremendous trouble to get to H2K2, a parody White House site, terrorists fail to blow up the Statue of Liberty, a plan to install cameras in airplanes, Interview Magazine seeks hackers, clarification on the copying policy with "Freedom Downtime," a listener writes in about a secret project called Quantum Harmony, yottabits, more on MCI's "The...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 21, 2002 2600
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Announcements of what's coming up in this night of fundraising, a scheduling snafu prevented the show from being on last week, a "terrorist threat" closes off streets in lower Manhattan, the color remains yellow, Autojack is back in San Diego, H2K2 promises to be bigger and more coordinated than previous conferences, Geoff comments on last weekend's Dayton Hamvention, the CARP recommendations are rejected by the Librarian of Congress, a magic marker can be used to defeat new copy...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 7, 2002 2600
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A three hour show is scheduled for next week followed by two hours with the people at "Nuff Said," the 2600 van visits Cambridge, Massachusetts, the upcoming Dayton Hamvention, Mike is involved in a strike, the creator of the Melissa virus is sent to prison, more theories on Sprint PCS, a question as to whether Caller ID info is passed along on cellular calls, a secret Sprint rate plan, more on digital television, weird channel allocations, questions and feedback on "Freedom...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 30, 2002 2600
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Problems getting to the studio on time, Emmanuel wonders if he broke the law by intentionally parking at a broken meter, the local contact for Homeland Security, a mysterious car marked "internal intelligence," the latest with Jim and the MTA, feedback on "Freedom Downtime," bad news from Canada in the DSS world, how the April 1st redirect was accomplished, thoughts on noncommercial radio, how the FM dial could be greatly expanded, a question about the allocation of digital...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 23, 2002 2600
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Problems with the intro, a report from the I-CON convention, a flurry of connectivity problems plague 2600, why denial of service has nothing to do with hacking, how the media seeks out people who fit their perception of hackers, "Freedom Downtime" is finally available on video, how free distribution of the video is encouraged, trying to find out what the Homeland Security color is, Macki has an operation, another famous hacker is in the hospital, a hospital phone system that turns...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 16, 2002 2600
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Richard Stallman is the guest, a positive court ruling for hackers in Argentina, what the CARP recommendations will mean to net broadcasters, the amount of bureaucracy involved in the proposed fees, the DMCA and IEEE, hacking versus cracking, the problem with massive amounts of people wanting to be hackers, the proper way to pronounce Gnu, Stallman to appear at this weekend's I-CON convention, how the DMCA has affected the free software world, the parallels with the real world, the evils of...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 9, 2002 2600
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Claude has trouble getting into the building, Emmanuel gets a much dreaded letter from Voicestream, the history of Voicestream's free international roaming feature, Jim reports on a local Voicestream store that threw private customer information into the street, a story in Wired links 2600 to a "cyanide anarchist" in Chicago, the DMCA may require webcasters to pay a fee for every song and every listener, the CBDTPA, why Emmanuel is reluctant to identify the music played on the show,...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 2, 2002 2600
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A major battle between cable companies centers on the new YES network, new developments in the first criminal DMCA case against Elcomsoft, NASA tries to keep the details of space shuttle launches secret, the absurdity of keeping such things secret, the strange building policy regarding identification, Delchi talks about security checks, Mike gets on a train without showing ID, calling Amtrak to hear the security warning, a deceptive practice by Yahoo!, Spam Assassin, an upcoming discussion on...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 26, 2002 2600
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Emmanuel is late, subway problems are to blame, the Children's Internet Protection Act, Verizon phones seem to have been converted, an experiment with more reasonable rates, reports on BBC World from out of the country and the inability of anyone inside the United States to get that network, a company wants to advertise on tombstones, a listener feels that hackers and their advocates should be locked up, Doug Thomas talks about his new book "Hacker Culture," the Chris Lamprecht...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 19, 2002 2600
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A "Freedom Downtime" showing in Las Vegas, controversy in court surrounds an "eBay hacker," New York City tries to install fake traffic cameras, GSM is coming to AT&T, a new plan by AT&T that requires called parties to also subscribe, calling AT&T, Autojack receives a muddy voice mail from Sprint PCS, connecting with "Claire" at Sprint PCS, Emmanuel's nightmare contacting Amazon customer service, more on BBC World and its musical theme, some...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 12, 2002 2600
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The "towers of light" are lit in memory of the World Trade Center, questions about Staten Island Rapid Transit, how Metrocards are used in Staten Island to exit the subway rather than enter, a scam to capitalize on the World Trade Center tragedy with .usa addresses is shut down, news about ICANN, a new terror threat warning system is introduced, what the different colors mean, calling the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, payphone rates in New York have doubled to...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 5, 2002 2600
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A challenge to figure out what the theme is, Jim goes into detail on his problems with the MTA, Autojack is still in New York, a review of Asobi Seksu's recent performance, more on corporate abuse of radio, the media.coop battle appears to be won, a "tech toolbox action camp" is announced by the Ruckus Society, an upcoming radio conference, update on a VOA radio show, Rebel is allowed to call in again, a suggestion on what to do with "God Bless America" signs, the annoyance...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 26, 2002 2600
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The first show in several weeks, questions and controversy concerning how audio tracks are catalogued, some John Perry Barlow soundbites, a debate on the DMCA sponsored by NPR is upcoming in Philadelphia, the ICANN board moves in an ominous direction, listener mail, $6000 raised in a single hour last show, more ClearChannel evil, why XM is no alternative to FM, the controversial practice of "voice tracking," a New Zealand phone customer gets a surcharge for being an "arrogant...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 5, 2002 2600
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The first fundraiser since the station was liberated, the World Economic Forum meets in New York, what it was like after the show last week, the unprecedented police buildup, how Emmanuel was unwittingly caught up in the middle of events, the "frozen zone," Emmanuel and ShapeShifter get behind the barricades, the "Evil 2" subway trains, how the Waldorf Astoria was breached, the attack by the police on the protesters, Mike tells how the media tried to infiltrate the protest...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 29, 2002 2600
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The State of the Union address is about to begin, Ford decides to appeal the lawsuit verdict, the World Economic Forum conference is about to come to town, raisethefist.com is raided, the Daily News threatens violence against WEF demonstrators, shortwave hate speech from the United States, the first live webcast of the State of the Union address on whitehouse.gov, an effort to cover nude statues, more anti-terrorism efforts, "Family Guy" is canceled, a plea to get tickets sold for the...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 22, 2002 2600
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An error tone, a look back at the turbulent events of a year ago at the station, an example of why Sprint really exists, live coverage of the first Local Advisory Board meeting at the station in over a year, Errol tells what's going on at the meeting, a screening of "Freedom Downtime" is scheduled for New York City, Emmanuel gets into an accident right before the show, trying to sell the WBAI security system, a news story about "terrorist hackers," a tale of horror from a...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 15, 2002 2600
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A different intro for a show commemorating the victory at the interim Pacifica National Board meeting where the station was restored to the previous administration, Anthony intros a piece from "Democracy Now!" that reports on the changes, the fired and banned are returned, an excerpt from the national board meeting vote which got rid of the old regime, Errol Maitland returns to the WBAI airwaves, Mimi Rosenberg talks of being fired and banned, how the entire network will be affected,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 8, 2002 2600
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Emmanuel is back in New York, how Europe is inspirational, Emmanuel's odyssey getting back home involving the Long Island Railroad, a CD player nightmare, voice recognition technology used in a bad way, the pointlessness of skip stop service on the subway, the badly designed LIRR machines, a year has gone by since the takeover of the station, an interim national board meeting is scheduled for New York, long time broadcasters Bob Fass and Mike Feder are kicked off the air, how things may change...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
2002 2600
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Emmanuel is on from Amsterdam, Porkchop's bad handwriting causes a wrong number to be dialed while trying to reach Bernie, Dmitri Sklyarov is said to be back in Russia, the first day of the euro, Rop from Amsterdam joins the conversation, the Chaos Communication Congress, a hacker film called "Codes," the CCC takes over an entire building in Berlin with blinking lights, some examples of the messages appearing on the building, Europeans seem to be afraid to come to the United States...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 25, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel is on from Copenhagen, a special guest is missing, the introduction of the euro approaches, how an E-Z Pass type of system may be used in currency, Emmanuel finds out what happens when trains are late in Europe, new security measures focus on shoes in light of the latest airplane incident, more talk of the Bin Laden tape and digital video, Zappo from Denmark talks about a "billing hazard" with the Danish phone system, Seraf and Porkchop compare this to the touch tone fee in...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 18, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel is in Tromso in northern Norway, how there is no more than two hours of dim light a day, the upcoming Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, the CET time zone, how traveling has become more stressful, the presence of the National Guard at airports, Bernie S. speculates on the effectiveness of security measures, Emmanuel's frustration trying to mail a letter at JFK Airport, the different reaction to September 11 in Europe, Mike gives an update on a positive development in the Dmitri...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 11, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel demonstrates a feature using a Sprint phone, Claire the voice recognition lady from Sprint, Emmanuel explains the coming doom due to area code confusion, Emmanuel demonstrates what callers hear when their call is picked up, possible future behavior of the 212 area code, Emmanuel's wrong number nightmare and what it foretells, Emmanuel predicts that there will be mandatory 10-digit dialing in New York City within five years, the lost opportunity for four digit area codes, Seraf tries to...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 4, 2001 2600
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The decision comes down in the DeCSS appeal and 2600 loses, how the media continues to get the story wrong, how the DMCA is inconveniencing people, new powers sought for agents seeking wiretaps and information on individuals, the USA Patriot Act forces merchants to report "suspicious" transactions, defaced web pages cause controversy, a major invention is announced and Emmanuel expresses doubts over it, the Telezapper is scrutinized, a librarian explains the process of destroying...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 27, 2001 2600
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More on librarians being forced to destroy material because of government action, more restrictions on speech, a student in North Carolina is investigated for having an anti-Bush poster in her apartment, foreign hackers could be prosecuted in the United States, Somalia's Internet access is cut off by the United States, British youngsters to be profiled for future criminal activity, Hollywood leaders confer with government officials, an accidental security breach at an airport in Atlanta,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 20, 2001 2600
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A song about sickness, the Leonid meteor shower proves to be spectacular, how astronomy proves that nothing at all matters, Mike gets a form letter from President Bush, Emmanuel gets a 3.5 cents a minute prepaid calling card and uses it to call Bernie S., some weird WIPO logic in the awarding of vivendisucks.com to Vivendi Universal, an update on the Nancy Oden Green Party story and how it's been represented, more instances of airport security stupidity, questions as to just who the National...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 13, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel expresses concern over his growing involvement with criminal behavior and appeals to the listeners to help get him back on track, talk of illegal scanners, shortwave car radios, Canadian DBS systems, and code-free DVD players. A call to Amtrak, federal authorities ask schools for information on foreign students, sophisticated ID cards to be issued to military personnel, the Justice Department intends to eavesdrop on conversations between certain prisoners and their lawyers, the...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 23, 2001 2600
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A three hour fundraising show. Lazlow, Mike, and Chris lend a hand, talk of the old "Brain Damage" days, the importance of contributing to causes, Lazlow tries to tune in a shortwave radio, the theme of the first hour is shortwave radio, Larry Magna from "Passport to Worldband Radio" explains the phenomenon of shortwave, the concept of jamming and how it ultimately proved futile, why Americans don't listen to shortwave as a rule, why the BBC decision to stop broadcasting to...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 16, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel is a victim of a "rail condition" on the subway, Emmanuel drives to France in a rental car, Izaac's misfortune with a rabbit, a rental car, and a rock, the interesting border adventures that Terrence and Emmanuel experienced, Bernie gives information on a special kind of radio that can be obtained for cars that permits expanded reception of the shortwave band, how radio in Canada differs from radio in the States, the ICOM R3 scanner which is technically illegal in the United...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 9, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel's phone proves to be distracting, the bombing raids begin in Afghanistan, how Wall Street has become an armed fortress, the pointlessness of most of the shows of security, new names for the Anti Terrorism Act, the concept of brain fingerprinting, Zero Knowledge stops offering anonymous net access, the effectiveness of anonymity and encryption, a FAIR report on media coverage of the peace movement, Emmanuel calls for an uncensored version of the recently released Bin Laden tape, Mike...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 2, 2001 2600
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Objections to tourists at the World Trade Center site, the many different types of people who are acting as opportunists, Mike tells of an advertisement for the NSA in the Columbia student newspaper, the Office of Cyberspace Security is announced, why it's still easy to hijack a plane, the various hypocrisies now taking place, a test of urban legends concerning the events of September 11, the need for context in relation to the coverage of Palestinian celebrations, a new controversy involving...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 25, 2001 2600
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A new policy by Amtrak requires passengers to have photo identification, thousands of bodies remain buried down the block at the World Trade Center site, new policies and regulations are already in place, Mike gives perspective from Columbia University, a lot of the conflicts in the city appear to have disappeared in the wake of the disaster, the massive amount of pictures of missing people in the streets and subways, Emmanuel praises Mayor Giuliani and criticizes George W. Bush, how the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 18, 2001 2600
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The shock of last week's events hits hard. Emmanuel tells what it was like heading into the station on the 11th, the changed mood of the city, how everyone's perspective on things has changed, Izaac recounts where he was at the moment of impact, Ken Gale from "Nuff Said" recounts the state of the station on the 11th, how the station's temporary broadcast location was kept secret from the staff, a parallel to Ireland, fear of extreme reaction on the part of the United States, how...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 4, 2001 2600
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The theme is returned, talk of the new "W" train and other subway changes, talk of the new XM satellite radio service, a review of the latest Bob Fass show on WBAI, how WBAI was brought up on a train in Belgium, an excerpt from a show of the past and related sad news concerning a regular listener, the need for healing and communication, clarification of the "gag rule," WEVD is taken over by Disney, Mike returns from California and tells how schools in the Bay Area use...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 28, 2001 2600
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The whole studio is broken and the theme is missing, a last minute fundraiser, a new CD is released by Autojack for the HAL conference, Emmanuel's nightmare trying to return to the States, what not to do on an airline, a "broken computer" on Sabena Air, audio of a technician pleading with passengers not to abandon the plane, Emmanuel's return via Washington DC, the differences between European and American trains, how news reporting differs overseas, Emmanuel encourages everyone to...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 21, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel has difficulty staying connected while he and Autojack are on a train to Amsterdam, Porkchop tells the story of Brian K. West who is being prosecuted for finding a security hole on a web server, Macki provides an analysis of an amendment in Judge Kaplan's opinion in the DeCSS case, the possibility that this indicates an imminent ruling in the appeal, the train arrives in Centraal Station, EasyEverything blocks access to 2600 worldwide, a freight train passes, the refreshing lack of...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 14, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel is in Paris, a summation of HAL, the surprising lack of any problems, Rop from Amsterdam joins the conversation from his bathtub and gives details on what the main concerns of the conference were, some of the major accomplishments, attempts by the authorities to shut HAL down before it started, some media coverage, Emmanuel chastises Izaac for not showing up, Autojack gives his impressions of the event including the outdoor urinals, Bernie S. tells of his experience at the conference...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 7, 2001 2600
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Trouble reaching Emmanuel thanks to Voicestream problems, how Voicestream is an embarrassment to the GSM network, more trouble at WBAI involving longtime radio hosts, an appeal to reason in the crisis, HAL 2001 begins setting up, Emmanuel reports on the hacker scene in Denmark, more on the differences in cultures between the United States and European nations, Emmanuel to give the keynote at HAL, specific directions on how to get to the conference by train, stage manager Greg Newby and network...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 31, 2001 2600
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Izaac calls Emmanuel in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Code Red worm is set to disable the entire Internet at this very moment, Mike gives an update on the latest Dmitri Sklyarov demonstrations, this week's 2600 meetings will also serve as flyer handouts for the case, why it's particularly important for people to understand what this case is all about, Emmanuel plans to go to the Aarhus 2600 meeting in Denmark, the deadline has arrived for HAL preregistration, Emmanuel visits the DVD shop in...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 24, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel, as promised, does the show from Hell, what northern Norway is like, the WBAI phone system refuses to cooperate in dialing to Norway, a demonstration of GSM hold music, the many capabilities of GSM that remain unused in the United States, the phone number of the payphone, the longest day of Emmanuel's life, a description of Tromso, more than 100 people demonstrate for Dmitri Sklyarov and against Adobe in California as well as other cities, why it's frustrating being an American in...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 17, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel runs into a problem with the downstairs security people who decided he looked suspicious, next week the show will come from Hell, an update on the sewer lizard scandal, people start to react to surveillance cameras in Florida, the Afghan government bans the Internet, a USA Today story predicts where hackers will strike next, Emmanuel hits Izaac dead on with a new issue of 2600, news on the 2600 IRC server, Izaac's trip to the desert, problems with Defcon, a strange claim on a Defcon...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 10, 2001 2600
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Izaac is away in the desert somewhere, notices about sewer lizards appear all over the city, new color monitors appear in the studio showing a camera view from outside the station, more news about surveillance cameras from around the country, a call for dramatic presentations over the surveillance cameras, more on the Mexican scene, the problem of "illegal Mexicans" on Long Island, Emmanuel is targeted for a search on a flight back from California, news on HAL and how it inspired the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 3, 2001 2600
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The day before Independence Day, clarification on the BBC World Service, surveillance cameras are being installed at WBAI, face identifying cameras now in operation in Tampa, the surprising lack of imagination in naming things in Tampa, no fireworks tonight, the annual Ronald Reagan deathwatch and an explanation of its history, Emmanuel goes to Mexico for the weekend, the hypocrisy of immigration policy, the new top level domains, more on the Gary Null series on the Pacifica crisis, vandalism...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 26, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel almost misses the beginning of the show due to heavy traffic, the BBC plans to stop broadcasting to North America, the magic of shortwave, the elimination of CBC stations on the AM band, more laws set to go into effect banning the use of cell phones while driving, feedback from last week's Sprint story, why it's OK to lie in certain cases, calling WorldCom tech support in Canada to test the response time, trying the same thing in the United States, Gary Null begins a series on the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 19, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel takes offense at an anti-drug PSA at the station, Izaac starts working on the "Expert Witness" show, the theme is rip-offs, Emmanuel's unpleasant history with Sprint phones, the horrors of a local Sprint PCS store, Sprint's scheme to charge people extra for defective phones, wading through Sprint customer service, the Sprint PCS Equipment Replacement service, Emmanuel gets charged for three-way on his Verizon bill, NSI tries to get people to register multiple times for new...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 12, 2001 2600
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First show in three weeks, the transmitter goes off the air earlier in the evening, no verdict yet in either of the cases, the fourth HOPE conference is officially announced as H2K2, how the new conference will differ from previous ones due to the fact that there will be four times as much space, a call for keynote speaker suggestions, more information on HAL, how the Dutch conferences inspired American hacker conferences, the death of Timothy McVeigh and the lack of a hacker connection,...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 22, 2001 2600
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The full version of the intro song, Lazlow joins in an extended three hour fundraising show, Emmanuel's challenging trip in, a history of the General Motors/Ford conflict with 2600, a report on the caravan and the trip through various cities in New York State, some of the differences between United States and Canadian culture, a new 2600 shirt is on the horizon, a significant amount of the total Ford legal fee is raised in a single day, what it was like to be in court in Detroit, a "Report...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 15, 2001 2600
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An extra 30 seconds to kill, the Ford hearing looms, the 2600 site is hijacked, how such a thing became possible because of a weird computer error, how disruptive this kind of a move can be, new fordreallysucks.com bumper stickers come out, plans for the caravan are finalized as Emmanuel collects a huge amount of music, selections from the soundtrack to "Freedom Downtime," Universal asks to use 2600 Magazine in the upcoming "K9-3 Private Eye" release, the listeners decide...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 8, 2001 2600
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Good news from the Philadelphia courts as ShapeShifter is acquitted on all counts, ShapeShifter tells the story of the trial, how the evidence against him was presented, Bernie S. gives his impressions as he tries to stay connected in the streets of Philadelphia, the possibility of the authorities actually keeping a sizable chunk of the bail money, upcoming protests in Philadelphia target the prison industry, audio of last week's DeCSS appeal hearing is now available online, Bernie S.'s voice...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 1, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel explains what happened last week and how a DSL outage started a chain reaction resulting in a missing cat and a major crisis that affected last week's show, Saturday's march across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a WBAI rally, why Wall Street is such a great place for WBAI to be, who now occupies the old WBAI space on 8th Avenue, how an Altoids box could pose a significant security risk, Autojack tells how he was ambushed by DEA agents while on a domestic flight, Amtrak supposedly...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 24, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel and Izaac are missing, Paul Williams, Mike, and John try to carry on with the show, FBI hacks into Russian computers allegedly for retribution, talk of upcoming conferences, an update on the live streaming of WBAI, speculation on Kevin Mitnick's restrictions, WBAI issues are discussed with listeners, Paul tries to bring the WBAI Interim Station Manager in on the discussion, Patty from wbai.net talks about being threatened with a lawsuit by Pacifica, the upcoming appeal of the DeCSS...
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